Nottingham's new flood defence opened today and covers more inland properties than any other in the country.
The £45 million defence stretches nearly 17 miles along the River Trent, from Sawley to Colwick. More details can be found here.
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Ahead of the conference, calls are growing for Midlands regions to have their own devolved powers to match those on offer to Scotland.
After a cool start, Sunday looks set to be a dry and bright day, with sunny spells.
Mainly dry with clear spells but possibly one or two light showers near coasts overnight, remaining largely dry on Sunday.